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6 of The Best Olympic Taekwondo Masters of All Time

If you are considering to take a taekwondo classor you’re already a beginner to learning taekwondo and you have a dream to compete in the Olympic games someday, some inspiration can go a long way. In this post you’ll find just that.

Here’s a list and of best Olympic taekwondo masters of all time. They have caught the hearts of the people in one way or another, and have led their peers in taekwondo competition.

Steven Lopez

Steven is the first Lopez family member to take part in the Olympic Games. He is a 2000 and 2004 Olympic Gold medalist and a 2018 Olympic Bronze medalist and 4th Dan in taekwondo. He won the Lightweight Taekwondo World Championship in 2001, and have won the Welterweight Taekwondo World Championship in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 making him the first Taekwondo fighter to win 5 World Championships.

Aaron Cook

An English-born taekwondo athlete. Aaron Arthur Cook, who has been ranked as the world no. 1 in the men’s – 80 kg division on multiple occasions. Having won the – 80 kg title at the European Taekwondo Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014, he became the three-time European champion. He was also the world junior champion in the -78kg division in 2008. Cook represented Great Britain in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Hadi Saei Bonehkohal

In Olympic history, HadiSaeiBonehkohal became the most successful Iranian athlete after winning gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bonehkohal competed in the Men’s 68 kg at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. In addition to that, he competed in the Men’s 80 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won his second Olympic gold. Bonehkohal was elected as member of City Council of Tehran in 2006 local elections and was reelected in 2013.

Diana Lopez

An American Olympic Taekwondo competitor from Sugar Land, Texas, Diana represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal. Their family has a line of athletes. She has three older brothers, Steven and Mark who are also Olympians and Jean Lopez. Their family made history, Diana and her brothers are the first three siblings, in any sport, to win World titles at the same event in the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships in Madrid, Spain.

Daniel Trenton

He is an Australian Legal Practitioner, taekwondo coach and formerly represented his country in the sport at an international level. Trenton won a silver medal in the heavyweight division of men’s taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. With 10 Australian taekwondo championship titles, he made it to the final match of his division, but lost to a player from South Korea.

Sebastien Michaud

Michaud follow the footsteps of his father and brother, he started in taekwondo at the early age of five. He was part of the three-member Canadian Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Taekwondo along with his membersIvettGonda and KarineSergerie. During the 2012 Summer Olympics he represented Canada again.

All these athletes serve as perfect inspiration and motivation to aspiring taekwondo athletes. Contact us if you want to learn more about taekwondo and how you can get started.